Q4W30 (4/1-4/5)










TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #30
Unit of InstructionFSA Writing/FL History and Economy
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.RI.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 LAFS.4.RI.1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

 LAFS.4.L.3.6  Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts, including those that signal precise actions, emotions or states of (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

 LAFS.4.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 LAFS.4.RI.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational text, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 LAFS.4.RF.3.3  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

 LAFS.4.RF.4.4  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 LAFS.4.L.2.3  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

 SS.4.A.6.4  Describe the effects of the Spanish American War on Florida.

SS.4.A.4.1  Explain the effects of technological advances on Florida.

SS.4.A.6.1  Describe the economic development of Florida’s major industries.

SS.4.A.6.2  Summarize contributions immigrant groups made to Florida.

 SS.4.A.6.3  Describe the contributions of significant individuals to Florida. 

 SS.4.E.1.1  Identify entrepreneurs from various social and ethnic backgrounds who have influenced Florida and local economy. 

 SS.4.E.1.2  Explain Florida’s role in the national and international economy and conditions that attract businesses to the state.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

Provide an explanation of events in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Provide a statement that integrates information from two texts on the same topic.

Provide an interpretation of information presented visually and quantitatively.

Provide an explanation of how the information presented visually and quantitatively contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Provide a description of the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts of information in a text or part of a text.

Provide a summary of the text.


























Classroom Activities

Writing Detectives Day- Monday, April 1


Spanish-American War for Cuba’s Independence- Florida Then and Now article

Florida’s Economy: From the Mouse to the Moon

Florida’s Economy Booms- Florida Then and Now article

Florida’s Historic Places: Ybor City- Florida Then and Now article

History in Tampa video

Small group discussions- causes/effects of Spanish American War and how FL was affected

Station Rotations

Summaries of famous Floridians

I-Ready Lessons


Assignments Due

FSA Writing Test – Tuesday, April 2

Summary Sheets

Text/Visual Integration sheets

Literacy Activity


Additional Resources